Black Poetry : Homeless Man Blues

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  1. Nahshon

    Nahshon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    People take for granted, the roof over head
    the food in they belly, the comforts of a bed
    they really don't understand the plight of the homelessness blues
    The lengths one must go to just to survive, things one must do
    Stealing petty items just to have one meal to eat
    Shampoo, deodorant, and cologne just to be clean in the streets
    See you can be home deprived, yet you aint always gotta look like you are
    looking like you aint got $hit, wont get you very far
    Though things are tough, they say Misery loves company
    Yet you aint gotta look like you living in misery
    The days are getting cold, cheeks red, snot dripping nose
    yet one can still raise head because of pride
    When memory of the power of the mind, and feelings deep inside
    I wished and promised myself not to sing again the homeless man blues
    yet times are getting real rough, lots of pain nigg@$ go through
    laying down in places not fit for any man
    do what you must just to start a new life again
    In debt, in doubt, feelings of hopelessness no way out
    Always believed that by this time in my life, I'd own a car and a house
    but dreams are what they are, just nocturnal imageries
    fight to be more, than what I am currently
    Singing homeless man blues, Singing homeless man blues
    Singing homeless man blues, Singing homeless man blues
    Just look for somewhere to lay my head
    some place warm, clean and safe, not looking like the living dead
    Though my life has been sawn asunder under the stress and strains
    even if manic depression has me, wont let it control my brain.
    Strength within, and on God I still rely
    Pray thee save my soul, so that I can survive another night
    No longer getting high off the herbal weeds that just clouds minds thoughts
    Gotta find a better way that's all I've sought
    'Til the day I really have my own
    I'll continue singing homeless man blues till I have my home...

    Nahshon
     
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    HI Nahshon
    Very tight drop.
    I am digging the pride that is display in your poem
    Even those this is indeed a sad state.
    There is no pity shown, or ask for.
    Straight up what one have to do when no choice is given.
    These lines struck me in deep thought.
    There is a strenght in your poem that we all need right now
    So good reading you again.

    Peace & Love
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man did u ever say a mouth full this was dope !
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A life that, but for the grace of God, most never know. You described his plight matter of factly, keeping his head to the sky, despite it all. Strong flow, brotha poet.
     
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    Nahshon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks for the comments...it's just the truth about my life at the current...writing poetry from the depths of the street...homeless...pennyless...sometimes hungry...jobless...yet always remain strong...til the days that my life is no longer wrong...but right...in all senses of the words Right...
     
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    cursed heart Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Excellent write!
     
  7. robboy2003

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    Thanks, for your strength bro,and the knowledge that you expressed so well about what's up.

    Peace and Be Blessed!:welldone: :thanks:
     
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